Zachary Levi to Lead NBC’s Heroes Reborn

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NBC has announced that the upcoming “Heroes Reborn” has found its leading man and it’s none other than Fandral himself, Zachary Levi!

“One of my first, and fondest, memories of joining the NBC family in 2007 was having the pleasure of getting to know Tim Kring, and the cast of ‘Heroes.’ I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in,” said Levi. “With ‘Heroes: Reborn,’ I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring more of that world to life, and excited to help in offering the fans of the franchise an epic new installation of a series that made such a huge impact on entertainment.”

Details on Levi’s character are being kept under wraps for the time being, though he’s said to play a key role in the mini-series. He’s only the second confirmed cast member following Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet.

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

Prior to the debut of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series that will introduce the characters and new storylines. Plot details for the new episodes have yet to be disclosed, but the 13 episodes are said to follow a new stand-alone story arc.

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